PHOTOS OF NANKING MASSACRE January 9, 2007Posted by TAMAGAWABOAT in Blogroll, Frank Capra, History, Japan Bashing, Japanese, Nanking Massacre, Rape of Nanking, Ted Leonsis, WW2, Yasukuni.
Tags: Iris Chang, propaganda
It was around 1989 that China started energetically conducting anti-Japanese education on school children. Please think back on what happened around 1989 in the world. As you may know, in Eastern Europe, socialist countries turned toward democratization one after another and socialist system collapsed in a blink of an eye. In the same year 1989, around the middle of April, in China’s capital city Beijing, a lot of ordinary people mainly university students started gathering in Tiananmen Square to appeal for democratization. About one and a half months after that, there were more than 100,000 people in Tiananmen Square. Furthermore, the democratic movement that started in Tiananmen Square grew and spread throughout the country. The Chinese Communist Party, which had a sense of crisis about the democratic movement’s growing momentum then, cracked down on more than 100,000 people with military weapons on June 4, 1989. It led to bloodshed. This is the Tiananmen Square incident.
After the Tiananmen Square incident, the Chinese Communist Party, which tried desperately to maintain single-party regime then, set up Japan as an imaginary enemy and decided to strengthen anti-Japanese education to turn public dissatisfaction with politics toward Japan. The Chinese Communist Party started putting its energy into implanting deep-seated grudge against Japan in school children’s mind. The Chinese Communist Party included many blood-thirsty photos of so-called “the Nanking Massacre” of “Japanese soldier’s atrocities” in history textbooks for Chinese school children. Surprisingly, however, there is not a single photo that proves that the Nanking Massacre happened actually, moreover, there is not a single photo that proves even that Japanese soldiers committed atrocities against Chinese people. I can hear your angry voice such as “No way! You’ve got to be kidding, right?” It is natural that the people who believe the Nanking Massacre should be disagreeably surprised to hear that.
Do you know how many photos China is presenting as photos of the Nanking Massacre? Do you know how many photos is the Nanking Massacre Memorial Hall (in Nanjing) exhibiting to prove Japanese soldiers’ atrocities in Nanking 1937? There are 143 photos in all. A professor of intellectual history at Asia University, Higashinakano Shudo examined each of those 143 photos for several years. Higashinakano investigated each of those 143 photos scholastically and indicate the source of each photo. (ex.. who shot it? when/where was it shot? when was it released to the public for the first time?) At last, Higashinakano reached a conclusion that all 143 photos that China is presenting are fake, fabricated or utterly irrelevant to the Nanking Massacre. That is to say, there is not a single photo that proves that there was the Massacre in Nanking 1937. And he compiled a whole book of this conclusion and published “Analyzing the Photographic Evidence of Nanking Massacre” in 2005. His book was sold one hundred thousand for one year from it was first published. And he appeared in the several TV show. Therefore, putting aside the argument whether the Nanking Massacre or not, among the Japanese people, there has been growing recognition that China is presenting dubious photos in the name of Nanking Massacre’s photos even though there is not a single photo to prove the Nanking Massacre.
Do you know when the Nanking Massacre Memorial Hall (in Nanjing) opened? It opened in 1985 that 48 years had passed since 1937 that the Nanking Massacre is thought to have happened. Both Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Museum and Nagasaki’s Museum opened in 1955 that 4 years passed since 1951 that Japan’s autonomy was restored with the conclusion of the San Francisco Peace Treaty. (=They opened 10 years after the war ended.) Do you wonder what did China do for the pest 48 years? In all of quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong (1893 – 1976) , Mao Zedong did not have a word out about the Nanking Massacre. Do you know when Iris Chang (1968 – 2004) published “the Rape of Nanking”? She published the book in 1997 for the first time. Iris Chang said that she was shown photos of the Nanking Massacre at Chinese American’s meeting in 1994, was shocked by the cruelty of Japanese soldiers and decided to write a book. Two years later after that, Iris Chang took two years to write “The Rape of Nanking”. “The Rape of Nanking” was sold over half a million and became a bestseller in America. It’s not an exaggeration to say that “the Rape of Nanking” expanded awareness of the Nanking Massacre to the world.
Meanwhile, almost Japanese people didn’t know what were written in “the Rape of Nanking”. Because it was 2008 that “the Rape of Nanking” was published in Japanese. Iris Chang wanted to publish her book in Japan earlier. But the Japanese publishing company, Kashiwa Shobo, which Iris Chang asked to publish Japanese version of this book, oppositely advised Iris Chang to correct many errors of “the Rape of Nanking” before translating English into Japanese. The Japanese publisher, Kashiwa Shobo said to Iris Chang, “As you may know, in Japan, there are controversy as to whether the Nanking Massacre happened or not. So in Japan, some historians insist the Nanking Massacre happened, but other historians deny the Nanking Massacre as absolutely groundless. Your “the Rape of Nanking” are pointed out more than 90 errors by both sides of historians. Especially, most of 90 errors were caused by lack of knowledge about Japanese history at the Japanese compulsory education level. Can you publish such a book without any correction in Japan?” But Iris Chang did never take advice from the Japanese publisher. According to Iris Chang, she heard the story of the Nanking Massacre from her parents, she learned it, she looked photos of the Nanking Massacre and she was shocked at pictures of Japanese soldiers’ atrocities. In other words, Iris Chang believed hoax, she was shocked at fake pictures and she wrote a cheap novel. In 2008, “the Rape of Nanking” was translated textually into Japanese and was published in Japan. “The Rape of Nanking” has become generally recognized as a nonsense novel among the Japanese.
DO YOU STILL BELIEVE NANKING MASSACRE?
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